Lois is a Vancouver-based production, event, and stage manager. She was the resident stage manager at Pacific Theatre from 2007 – 2010. She has since worked with the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, the Vancouver & Toronto Fringe Festivals, Mobile Productions Zurich, the PuSh Festival and High Performance Rodeo as well as 35 theatre, opera and dance companies across Canada. Lois sits on the Board of Directors for the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Society (The Jessies); guest lectures at Trinity Western University, York House School, and Capilano University; is the BC/Yukon representative for the Canadian Actors Equity Association Indie Advisory Committee; and is a mentor with the Ignite program for the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (the Cultch).
www.LoisBackstage.com launched in 2008 and now features recipes, pop culture, and behind-the-scenes looks at the productions she is involved with. It is used as a part of the Stage Management curriculum at three universities.
In spring of 2009 Lois was interviewed by The Next Stage Magazine about stage managing, social media, and the state of theatre in Vancouver. To read the interview in its entirety, click here. In the Summer 2011 edition of EQ (Equity Quarterly – the official news magazine of the Canadian Actors Equity Association) Lois was interviewed on the role of social media in theatres. The article can be found online in pdf form if you wish to read it. She also occasionally writes for 2am theatre and takes on freelance social media consulting, planning and marketing gigs.
If you have questions, please feel free to get in touch via email: lois (at) loisbackstage (dot) com